Ionic Liquids for Better Separation Processes

  • Héctor Rodríguez

Part of the Green Chemistry and Sustainable Technology book series (GCST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. G. Wytze Meindersma, Esteban Quijada-Maldonado, Mark T. G. Jongmans, Juan Pablo Gutiérrez Hernandez, Boelo Schuur, André B. de Haan
    Pages 11-38
  3. Yu Liu, Ji Chen
    Pages 67-89
  4. Anna K. Ressmann, Katharina Bica
    Pages 135-165
  5. Maria Vasiloiu, Katharina Bica
    Pages 167-192
  6. María J. Trujillo-Rodríguez, Ana M. Afonso, Verónica Pino
    Pages 193-233

About this book


This book discusses capital separation processes of industrial interest and explores the potential for substantial improvement offered by a promising class of substances: ionic liquids. These low melting point salts, with their unique characteristics, have been gaining relevance in the field of separation through a variety of approaches. The chapters are structured from an application perspective, and cover the utilisation of ionic liquids in different unit operation contexts (distillation, liquid-liquid extraction, and solid-liquid extraction), giving an idea of their remarkable versatility. The final chapters focus on the use of ionic liquids in analytical applications based on separation procedures.

This volume combines the review of the main advances to date with the analysis of the potential future use of ionic liquids in separation processes across a variety of fields, ranging from enhancement of state-of-the-art technologies to a revolution in the technological bases currently in use. It provides a valuable resource for engineers and scientists working in the field of separation, as well as for all readers generally interested in ionic liquids, in particular from an application standpoint.

Héctor Rodríguez is a faculty member of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.


Analytical Separations Aqueous Biphasic Systems Biomass Fractionation Extractive Distillation Industrial separations Ionic liquids Solvent extraction Metal ions separation

Editors and affiliations

  • Héctor Rodríguez
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Enxeñería QuímicaUniversidade de Santiago de Compostela Departamento de Enxeñería QuímicaSantiago de CompostelaSpain

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